Greitens Running Ads to Defend Himself

Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) “has purchased at least $185,000 in television ads — set to begin airing this week — in a year when he is not on the ballot,” the Kansas City Star reports.

“Greitens’ campaign purchased the television air time as Missouri lawmakers are holding a special session to weigh whether to impeach the Republican governor.”

“Greitens has been hounded since January by allegations that he photographed a woman while she was bound and partly nude to keep her from speaking about an extramarital affair in 2015.”

Meanwhile, Democrats are running their own ads linking Grietens with U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley (R).

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Who’s Winning the Democrats’ Civil War?

Stacey Abrams, a Democratic candidate for governor, stood outside her campaign headquarters in Atlanta on Saturday surrounded by her left-wing friends. A banner for the Bernie Sanders-inspired group Our Revolution hung next to her campaign sign, near placards for MoveOn.org and the abortion-rights group NARAL.

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Democrats Stick with Flawed Governor Candidate Lupe Valdez in Rebuilding Plan to Appeal to Hispanic Voters

Texas Democrats are faced with a vexing choice: Pick a candidate for governor who on paper matches up better against incumbent Republican Greg Abbott? Or stick with a rebuilding plan and nominate the progressive candidate who could better appeal to the Hispanic voters seen as the key to sustainable success?

That’s the backdrop of Tuesday’s Democratic runoff for governor between former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Houston investor Andrew White, the son of former Gov. Mark White.

White is telling Democrats he’s the best hope for defeating Abbott, but many progressive primary voters see Valdez as more reflective of their liberal leanings. They don’t care if she’s shaky on the issues and that Abbott is giddy over the prospect of running against her.

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Unlike Beto O’Rourke, the party’s U.S. Senate nominee against incumbent Republican Ted Cruz, Valdez and White have not raised much money or captured the excitement of Democrats looking for a way out of the harsh political wilderness.

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The race for governor, arguably the biggest, most prestigious prize in Texas politics, reveals that Texas Democrats are still stuck in a perpetual rebuilding mode. {snip}

At stake for Democrats is more than winning. They are reshaping the face, makeup and message of the party. Thirty years ago, white Democrats, especially men, were the dominant force statewide. And the party’s ideology was diverse, with conservatives, moderates and progressives all having a place.

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Andrew White entered the race with a goal of bringing conservatives and moderate Democrats like his father back into the fold. Even some of his detractors concede he has a better chance of beating Abbott than Valdez does. And it’s clear that Abbott wants to run against Valdez. He’s brazenly tried to influence the Democratic race by declaring her the winner of Tuesday’s contest and developing a website that points to her liberal stances on issues.

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Valdez embodies, in ideology, where the party wants to be. {snip}

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When White got into the race, the field was devoid of major candidates. He could have been the party’s standard-bearer and Abbott’s punching bag. {snip}

But party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa badly wanted a Hispanic candidate near the top of the ticket. Hispanic voters hold the key to the party’s future success, and he believes that Valdez is a building block in that direction.

When bigger names and more polished candidates like former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, his twin brother and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, and state Rep. Rafael Anchia of Dallas opted against being sacrificed in November, Valdez became the favorite of party insiders.

{snip} Laredo oilman Tony Sanchez could have been a vehicle to attract Hispanic voters, but instead became a cash cow for Democratic consultants who milked $60 million of his fortune for his unsuccessful campaign against Republican Rick Perry.

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The problem for Democrats is that they haven’t been successful in doing the hard work of registering Hispanic voters and getting them accustomed to showing up at the polls. So they are sending Valdez into a mission impossible situation.

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidates Andrew White and Lupe Valdez took part in a debate May 11. White says he’s the Democrats’ best hope for defeating Gov. Greg Abbott, but many progressive primary voters see Valdez as more reflective of their liberal leanings.

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Democrats relieved after Texas candidate loses House runoff

National Democrats breathed a sigh of relief after a liberal outsider lost her runoff in a high stakes U.S. House race for one of three Republican-held seats they hope to flip this November in the deep red state. The most-watched race of Tuesday’s Texas primary runoffs saw liberal activist Laura Moser defeated by Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a former Planned Parenthood board member.

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A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

Gubernatorial candidate and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, right greets supporter Samantha Kaylor outside a polling place at Walnut Hill Recreation Center in Dallas on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The only statewide runoff features little-known Democratic gubernatorial candidates: Ex-Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez against Houston businessman Andrew White.

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First black female nominee for US governor

A former Georgia lawmaker and author has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever African-American female governor of a US state. Stacey Abrams won the Democratic party primary on Tuesday, telling voters that trying to “convert” Republicans into Democrats has previously failed.

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Morning Consult Poll Shows ‘Public’s Confidence in Presidency’ Up Among Republicans, Down Among Democrats

A Morning Consult Poll released this week shows that the “public’s confidence in the presidency” is up significantly among Republicans since December 2016 but is significantly down among Democrats over the same time period. An astonishing 82 …

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Deranged Democrats being driven to mass SHOOTINGS by the fake news media

As The Gateway Pundit’s Cassandra Fairbanks noted in a tweet, he was wearing a Communist Hammer & Sickle star lapel pin worn by Alt-Left Antifa terrorists as well as a Nazi-era Iron Cross on his shirt. The Communist star pin was also worn by one of the …

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